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Wauna Lookout Trail Party

February 9 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free
Help us restore a trail to a scenic viewpoint above EagleCreek, closed since the 2017 fire. A brand new pedestrian bridge renews access.

Crew Leader: Pete Reagan

Hike Distance: up to 3 mi

Elevation Gain: 1000ft

Hike Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Work Difficulty: Moderate to strenous

Work Description: basic brushing and clearing rocks and slumps, some sawing.

Due to heightened safety policies and procedures that we are adhering to during the COVID-19 pandemic, trail party events are currently only open to volunteers who have accumulated 5 or more trail parties with TKO (volunteer days with WTA, PCTA or other trail orgs will be considered as well) and/or are in an Assistant Crew Leader/ Crew Leader position within TKO. Thank you for understanding.

If you are interested in supporting our work in the meantime, the best thing you can do to help out is make a donation at trailkeepersoforegon.org/donate. Oregon’s trails thank you!

Project Overview:

3 years ago the Eagle Creek Fire destroyed a major pedestrian bridge and interrupted access to Trail 400 west of Eagle Creek . This bridge was recently replaced. The old Wauna Point Trail branches off Trail 400 about 3/4 mile from the parking area and with renewed access has again become a desirable hiking destination. The trail has not been worked on since the fire, and will require heavy brushing, and very significant tread reconstruction, also likely some log out. The purpose of this party is to do the initial brushing and access improvement and then reconstruct the trail across many talus slides

Hiking information:

This trail branches off Trail 400 about 0.75 miles above the Eagle Creek Parking lot. From the junction it is 0.7 miles to the Lookout, which is the top of a ridge cleared for electric high tension wires at about 1000 feet above the river.

What to expect:

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. The crew leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.

You should expect to participate in this work party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions

Exit 41, Eagle Creek Fish Hatchery, only accessible from Interstate 84 Eastbound. Proceed to the parking area just beyond the hatchery buildings

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times from 1853 – 1871. We are privileged to be here today & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete the post-event survey.

Crew Leader: Pete Reagan

Hike Distance: up to 3 mi

Elevation Gain: 1000ft

Hike Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Work Difficulty: Moderate to strenous

Work Description: basic brushing and clearing rocks and slumps, some sawing.

Due to heightened safety policies and procedures that we are adhering to during the COVID-19 pandemic, trail party events are currently only open to volunteers who have accumulated 5 or more trail parties with TKO (volunteer days with WTA, PCTA or other trail orgs will be considered as well) and/or are in an Assistant Crew Leader/ Crew Leader position within TKO. Thank you for understanding.

If you are interested in supporting our work in the meantime, the best thing you can do to help out is make a donation at trailkeepersoforegon.org/donate. Oregon’s trails thank you!

Project Overview:

3 years ago the Eagle Creek Fire destroyed a major pedestrian bridge and interrupted access to Trail 400 west of Eagle Creek . This bridge was recently replaced. The old Wauna Point Trail branches off Trail 400 about 3/4 mile from the parking area and with renewed access has again become a desirable hiking destination. The trail has not been worked on since the fire, and will require heavy brushing, and very significant tread reconstruction, also likely some log out. The purpose of this party is to do the initial brushing and access improvement and then reconstruct the trail across many talus slides

Hiking information:

This trail branches off Trail 400 about 0.75 miles above the Eagle Creek Parking lot. From the junction it is 0.7 miles to the Lookout, which is the top of a ridge cleared for electric high tension wires at about 1000 feet above the river.

What to expect:

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. The crew leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.

You should expect to participate in this work party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions

Exit 41, Eagle Creek Fish Hatchery, only accessible from Interstate 84 Eastbound. Proceed to the parking area just beyond the hatchery buildings

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times from 1853 – 1871. We are privileged to be here today & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete the post-event survey.

Details

Date:
February 9
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wauna-lookout-trail-party-registration-140003170251

Venue

Wauna Lookout Trail #402
NE Eagle Creek Loop
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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